T. Lux Feininger "West African"

1963 - Oil


Jan Collins Selman

As an internationally recognized Painter and printmaker, Jan Collins Selman's landscapes of Cape Cod and Maine have been a subject of noted fine art collectors and museums for over 50 years. Her Fine Art education began in the early 60's at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Her ability to create fine art prints was recognized as innovative beyond her years. At age 17 she won a National Scholasitc Arts Scholarship from a field of over 3,000 applicants, the first of many scholarships, awards and prizes of her extraordinary artistic career.

Selman credits her classical painting approach to T. Lux Feininger, her painting instructor. Fifty years later, Selman clearly sees Feininger's influence in her work. Her approach is rooted in his Bauhause aesthetic of a lyrical, cubist-inspired vision, solid design and construction, technical mastery and an emphasis on color and light. Solid design that captures the unique Cape light and color in every season, is Selman's true subject matter.

Selman has lived on Cape Cod and has painted the ever changing Cape landscape for nearly 40 years. Her remarkable paintings and prints have won her a place in the permanent collections of four Massachusetts museums: Cape Cod Museum of Fine Arts, Duxbury Art Museum Complex, Provincetown Art Museum and The Cahoon Museum of American Art. Her work is part of a number of the most important private collections world-wide